Building materials can be purchased at a number of auctions. Sometimes the items for sale are discontinued styles, unusual colors, or just surplus items. Some items may be used but still in good condition. It is possible to find almost anything from vanities to kitchen cabinets to windows and doors to lumber at building materials auctions. Just check your local telephone directory or run an Internet search for auctions near you. With a little research, you can also find auctions that offer tile, vinyl floor covering, countertops, carpet, and more. Auctions can also be a great way to find items that have a vintage look that will blend with specific architectural styles. If you are looking for a period piece for an older home, don’t forget to try antiques auctions and flea markets.

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